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Senior Principal Test Engineer – Electronics

Requisition ID: R10063650

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Oklahoma City, OK, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Senior Principal Test Engineer, Electronics to join our System Integration Test & Evaluation (SIT&E) system test team of qualified, diverse individuals.  The SIT&E Team is responsible for completing verification of system level hardware and software capabilities developed and integrated for a classified program. This position will be located in Oklahoma City, OK. 

As an electronics test engineer, you’ll be responsible for level III system verification efforts.  You’ll utilize your understanding of system test to create test procedures based on Level III requirements, develop an expert understanding of your assigned subsystem, and utilize test infrastructure to dry run and execute system level verification. 

This position may require occasional shift work and overtime.  Hours may have to shift from time to time as lab availability changes and flexibility in working hours is a must.  Additionally, the nature of this position requires individuals to be comfortable working full time in a classified development environment; cell phones or personal electronic devices are prohibited within these areas.  All work must be performed at the facility.  No work-from-home arrangements are available.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM discipline from an accredited university with 9 years of industry experience; or 7 years of industry experience w/Master’s degree in STEM; or a PhD in STEM with 4 years of industry experience.
  • Current active DOD Secret clearance with ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR). This PAR must be obtained within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.
  • Experience in providing technical support to test programs (including aircraft OFP updates and laboratory instrumentation sets) from planning phase to post-test review and closeout phase
  • Knowledge of MIL-STD-1553 communication protocol

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable in Air Force life cycle sustainment processes
  • Knowledgeable in IFC development processes
  • Knowledgeable in Agile SW development methodology
  • Experience in/with OKC System Test group
  • Experience working with weapons and payload systems
  • Experience working with radar systems
  • Knowledge of governing standards to include MIL-STD-1553, MIL-STD-1760

Salary Range: $102,900 USD - $154,300 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.